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Review: The Story Behind the Rosetta Stone | Book Reviews and News

CORY OLDWEILER Star Tribune “The Handwriting of the Gods” by Edward Dolnick; Scribner, 336 pages, $ 28. Ancient Egypt has persisted in the popular imagination for over 400 years, from Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” to Lawrence Kasdan’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. And it’s easy to see why, starting with the almost unfathomable scale of […]

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Strong and powerfully written works were plentiful

The pandemic may have hit most of the arts hard this year, but the books have come out relatively unscathed, aside from the difficulty of visiting authors in person. The following are six of The Dispatch’s favorite book review titles from a year brimming with serious competitors. Four of the books have close ties to […]

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Christmas Book Reviews – Catholic Sentinel

One of the Catholic Sentinel’s favorite annual tasks is to review new books by local authors. Here are four for 2021. “A flame for the Lord: the life of Mother Kolumba Bialecka”By Dominican Sr. M. Felicity Wolf, self-published, 2021. Order: Dominican Sisters, 708-458-3040 or sistersop.com For readers looking for a faith story probably never heard […]

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SLJ Book Reviews Favorite quotes from editors of the best books of 2021

In the endless amount of words we have read this year, there are sometimes lines that stick out and linger, burrowing into our memories. Here are some of those unforgettable quotes from this year’s best books. We can’t believe that 2021 is almost behind us! As we look to 2022, the SLJ review editors have […]

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SLJ Book Reviews Favorite Books by Publishers Read in 2021

SLJ review editors don’t just read children’s books. Here are a few titles that have captured our hearts this year, whether it’s a cool (or super scary) break from children’s books or a bedtime read for our little ones. We can’t believe that 2021 is almost behind us! As we look to 2022, the SLJ […]

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SLJ Book Reviews The Best 2021 Book Covers Editor’s Favorite

SLJ review editors share the covers of the top 2021 books that have most left an imprint on our eyes (and hearts). We can’t believe that 2021 is almost behind us! As we look to 2022, the SLJ review editors have compiled a series of “favorite” roundups. Here we share the Best books 2021 blankets […]

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An Educational Reading About Arctic Exploration | Book reviews

Halfway through ‘Explorations in the Frigid North’, Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund wrote: ‘Science in the Arctic has been shaped not only by the training and skills of explorers, but also by interaction with peoples. aboriginal peoples, the financial context of the expeditions and the unpredictability of the environment. This is a good summary of her […]

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Assessment: When utopia merges with reality | Book Reviews and News

KATHERINE A. POWERS Star Tribune “Better Be Gone” by Akash Kapur, Scribner, 344 pages, $ 27. The most surprising aspect of Akash Kapur’s “Better to Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville” is the author’s sympathetic take on the rulers, beliefs and practices of ‘Auroville, a planned city founded in 1968 […]

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Charleston Reading Circle Shares Book Reviews | Entertainment

CHARLESTON – The Charleston Reading Circle met on December 3 via Zoom. The program consisted of two book reviews. Maria Fichter-Wandling reviewed “The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America” ​​by Carol Anderson. Anderson asserts that the Second Amendment to the Constitution allows for a “well-regulated militia” and that “the right of the […]

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BOOK REVIEWS: FABULOUS READINGS INTERESTING IN THE CULTURE OF TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS

Applications, social media, computer coding. As new ideas quickly become reality, the tech industry is making leaps and bounds. Check out these fabulous reads embracing the innovative culture of startups. How To Hack A Sorrow by Kristin Rockaway It’s been four years since Mel Strickland graduated from college and started working in the IT help […]